A play on the name Pascal - the Lascap's Triangle - is a popular and simple mathematical puzzle presented to high school students to solve. Following a few subtle clues it is possible to decipher the puzzle. As I told a student trying to solve this puzzle "anything that be encrypted can be decrypted if you work at it long enough." An expression for the elements E(n,r) of Lascap's Triangle is derived by inspection. Topics: Lascap's Triangle, expression for elements, by inspection
A short analysis of the mortality of Aboriginal Canadian Servicemen who served the Crown and Parliament of Canada during the Second World War.The question of mortality rate and participation rates are analyzed. The mortality rate amongst Aboriginal Canadians during wartime service appears comparable to the mortality rate of Canadian servicemen in general.It appears that participation rates amongst Aboriginal Canadians was around 28 % compared to 41 % as the general participation rate.Along... Topics: Canada, Remembrance Day, Aboriginal Canadians, Mortality rates, participation rates
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Laura de France, la Lyonesse She tries to understand her heart, and find true happiness in what is best The full pleasure that is the part. Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
A submission to the UBYSSEY newspaper in 2005 outlining two sad stories one from Afghanistan and one from Bosnia. The courage and dedication of Madame Justice Louise Arbour is praised for her work on the articles of prosecution for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. The AK-47 is described as an instrument of mass destruction. Praise for Canadians serving over seas. Request for aid in the reconstruction of elementary schools in Afghanistan. Topics: Canadian Peacekeeping, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Madame Justice Louise Arbour, AK-47 instrument of mass...
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Those Eros lost and found And errors in a sorted life Skirt you disaster here and there Set thee coarse course, towards the dusk! Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
A laboratory report is a concise record of the observations and conclusions made and may be regarded as equivalent to a professional researcherâs notebook. In a professional laboratory or in industry a researcherâs notebook is a permanent and quasi-legal document and serves to record observations that have value as intellectual property or as something with commercial value. A laboratory report needs to be written up with sufficient detail that a person unfamiliar with your experimental set... Topics: Laboratory Report, physics lab write up
A 2007 letter to the Ubyssey newspaper asking the question "Is UBC the Cambridge of the West Coast" with the answer evidently not! It may have been once but today it treats its mathematicians, astronomers and physicists as second citizens not paying attention to their needs for new buildings and new classrooms. The letter touches on more issues. Topics: UBC, Cambridge of the West Coast, mathematicians, astronomers, physicists
The issue of a lack of transparency at the University of British Columbia is touched on in a 2007 letter to the Ubyssey, the student newspaper at UBC. The Canadian Magazine Maclean's makes application through the Freedom of Information legislation to get the background information to write their annual assessment of Canadian Universities. The People of Canada pays for much of the costs of UBC and as a result, the People of Canada own the information gathered regarding public programs and the... Topics: lack of transparency at UBC, autocracy, freedom of information, UBC, University of British Columbia
This is a poem written on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The poem "The Circle of Death" was submitted to the Lemkin Tehlirian Prize for Poetry competition organized by the Armenian Students Association at UBC Topics: Armenian Genocide, Lemkin, Tehlirian, poem
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Let us portray all things of beauty in our art that is the essence of life and light. And praise the dignity of our heart speak majestic words, both good and right. Topics: poem, art and creativity, Canadian poetry
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part One) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada Topics: Copenicus, Quincentennary Jubilee, 1973, Canada
A poem about the impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, using some of his own words ... Remember me when I am gone and colour not my story. In life I was a soul forgone, In death, sun’s flowers are my glory Topics: poem, absinthe, Vincent van Gogh
The purpose of this lab is to study some properties of light photons, to learn how logarithms can be used to find a power law relationship, and to use this technique to derive the Wien Displacement Law and Stefan-Boltzmann Law. The Temperature of the Surface of the Sun will be estimated using the Wien Displacement Law. Using the Wien Displacement Law it is possible to provide a simple derivation of the Planck Expression. Topics: Light Photons, Wien Displacement Law, Stefan Boltzmann Law, Planck's Constant, spectrum of the sun
There are two general categories of natural disasters, those that are gradual and foreseeable, (such as drought or famine), or those which are sudden and unforeseeable (such as an earthquake or a severe storm). Natural disasters are multifaceted in character, and require a humanitarian response that is commensurate with the nature of the disaster. The scale of the response needs to reflect the social and economic conditions of the disaster victims. Relief efforts tend to require a far-reaching... Topics: Canada, Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Relief, Darfur, Piracy off the Horn of Africa, Haiti
Cancer claims the lives of ten million people around the world each year and there are few medical procedures available to properly diagnose and treat the disease. This September 2008 editorial which first appeared in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal looks at the NRU crisis, the design shortfalls of the 10 MW thermal MAPLE reactors, and several proposals on how one can deal with the NRU crisis, the MAPLE shortfalls and expanded SPECT radioisotope production using Canadian made... Topics: SPECT radioisotope production, NRU, Maple Reactor, cyclotron, CUPJ
A poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Love and Lust, Croesusâ touch Is everything ever enough? We fancy all, our paradise found until it just comes crashing down. ... Topics: Poem, eros, malchance, Canadian poetry
A poem about the bravery of merchant seaman during the Second World War who lost their ship on the North Atlantic Run. The poem written in December 2012 and was inspired by an excerpt (p. 24-25) from the book Admiralty Brief by Captain Edward Terrell, RN George Harraps & Co, London 1958 Topics: Poem, Bravery, Merchant Seamen, North Atlantic Run, Captain Edward Terrell, Royal Navy
An editorial from the September 2007 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal challenging Canada's Provincial Premiers to make physics education a priority in schools across the country. A special thanks is given to the Hon. Jean Charest for his past and continued support for science and industrial policy in Canada and for his assistance to get a Canadian made TR-19 cyclotron installed at the CUSE site in Sherbrooke Quebec. Topics: Physics Education, education challenge, Jean Charest, TR cyclotron, CUPJ
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Amongst the warmth and light of an August afternoon Amongst the clouds and raindrops too Even in a world so much at odds and ends One can find summerâs happiness. Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
This editorial was read in national capitals on the eve of North Korea's second nuclear test in 2009, reminding the world about the USS Pueblo seizure in January 1968, the Walker spy ring, and the K-129 mystery (the attempted illicit launch of a SLBM by a Soviet Golf submarine against Pearl Harbour in March 1968), as well as the contemporary assessment that the implicit goal of President Kim of North Korea is to develop nuclear weapons that can be used against naval ships and ports like Pearl... Topics: Naval Quarantine of North Korea, UNSCR1718(2006), UNSCR1874(2009), Radarsat, K-129, Irish Eyes...
An April 2008 editorial in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal about the wonders and potential of applied quantum mechanics. In the 20th century size and economies of scale have driven technology ... the future might be different. It may be left to high efficiency microstructures and nanotechnology to best define the 21st century. George Volkoff's Theory of Errors is included:" the first rule is to never make an error in a calculation because a second error might cancel out the first Topics: Think Smal, Think Quantum Mechanics, microstructures, nanotechnology, George Volkoff, Volkoff...
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich There is a coffee shop where has beans roll in from around the world where they aspire to ungrateful things to blings and black and polywacks Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
Find the smallest value of a constant m such that 0 < mx â 1 + (1/x) for all positive values of x. This manuscript was written in 1980, but remained lost in the authorâs library until recently rediscovered. Topics: minima of a function, graphical analysis, discriminant, calculus
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich In life, what is offered you, can never be all thatâs true It is something, just one thing anew Then it twists into something blue Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
A letter written the week of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon in Washington and the unsuccessful attack on the White House. 911 was the first attack on North America since the Second World War when German U-Boats and Japanese submarines attacked shipping off both coasts. If I feel threatened by what they have done, the bastards have won. I will not let them win. I will not let terror push aside everything else I find important. We have nothing to fear but... Topics: September 11th, 911, Courage, Character, Free and Democratic Nations, our Generation`s Finest Hour,...
A poem about the Asian Holocaust, where over 20 million Asians perished at the Hands of Emperor Hirohito and the Imperial Japanese Army. The poem expresses a concern that a prominent Canadian Goliath has chosen to stay silent for seven decades about the Asian Holocaust and by his silence deny this horrible suffering ever occurred. The poem is in both English and Japanese, with the Japanese translated into English. When it comes to the actions and behaviour of this Goliath ... a good lawyer will... Topics: Asian Holocaust, Holocaust denial, Canadian Goliath, Emperor Hirohito, Imperial Japanese Army human...
What it means to be a good Samaritan, particularly when you are a naval officer, a gentleman, a diplomat and a scholar. Some lessons that life has taught me after severely injuring my spine at sea while helping to save the life of an officer cadet. The four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer: Protect the Realm, Serve Parliament, Respect International Law and Keep the Faith with those who Serve. The keys to heaven or hell adage from Richard Feynman ... locking the gates to hell ... and a... Topics: Good Samaritan, four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer, honour God, Queen and Country, keys...
Organizing for Innovation: A Systems Approach for Technical Management By J.A. Morton, VP Electronics Technology, Bell Telephone Laboratory, Inc. Chapters 1 - 3 McGraw Hill, NY, 1971 Topics: Technology, Innovation, Organizing, Technical Management, Laboratory, Electronics
As outlined in the Canada First Defence Strategy, Canada and the US share a common responsibility to provide for the collective defence of its citizens in a complex, multifaceted and changing world environment. While Canada has always placed its domestic needs foremost in our defence preparedness, there are four key areas of partnership between Canada and the United States in Collective Security. Since 1947, both Canada and the United States have successfully dealt with the evolving bi-national... Topics: Canada, United States, Joint Defence, Pearson Doctrine, Collective Security
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich For better or for worst human nature does not change art is what artists make of it writing is what writers make it too. Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
This is an updated version of Part 1 uploaded in MS doc format. The first version has a number of typographical and grammatical mistakes which have been corrected. One errata at the end of the Little-Denniston agreement excerpt from the Bryden book is also revised. also the honorary degrees were granted in the spring of 2012. Topics: Station Point Grey, Special Intelligence, Ambassador Oshima, Tokyo, Berlin, UBC, Lester Pearson,...